The Trabing Fire

Remains of the Trabing Fire
Remains of the Trabing Fire

In 1895, August Trabing’s Grocery Store burned to the ground, causing major financial trouble for the Trabing company and its family members.

The Trabing Brothers, Gus and Charles, seemed to have bad luck where their stores were concerned. Before the grocery store in Laramie, the pair owned a store in Johnson County that was robbed, some say by the Big Nose George Gang. Another store maintained by Charles in Medicine Bow was also robbed and burned to the ground.

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